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Oct. 9, 2013

 
 
 
Campus Calendar

Ongoing: Weekly Foreign Language Conversation Tables, All skill levels are welcome.

French, Mondays, 10-10:40 a.m., in Humanities 325.

German, Fridays, 4-5 p.m., in Humanities 317.

Spanish, Thursdays, 3-4 p.m., in Humanities 317.

Oct. 10-11: Health Screening and Flu Shots. Free flu shots (for those covered under the Sanford Health Plan) and free health screen/health risk assessment for all employees and their spouses. 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.10, and 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, in the 3-in-1 Room. Those who complete the health screen and the online health risk assessment will receive a $10 gift card!

Oct. 10: Basketball Madness, 9:30 p.m., Elmen Center.

Oct. 11: Worship, Jenna Kuhle, senior speaker, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Oct. 11: Rendezvous international student presentations on Pakistan, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

Oct. 11: Volleyball vs. Minnesota State, 7 p.m., Elmen Center.

Oct. 11: Concert, Johnny Holm Band (Viking Days), 7 p.m., Back Alley.

Oct. 12: Soccer vs. Concordia St. Paul, 1 p.m., Morstad Field.

Oct. 12: Volleyball vs. Concordia St. Paul, 4 p.m., Elmen Center.

Oct. 12: Recital featuring Svenningsen, Lodine, Vorhes and Reid, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.

Oct. 13: Soccer vs. Minnesota State, 1 p.m., Morstad Field.

Oct. 13: Catholic Mass with Father O’Dell, 8 p.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Oct. 14: Worship, Dr. Joel Johnson, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Oct. 14: Ole Stock and Coronation. Picnic begins at 5 p.m. at the Elmen Center; Coronation at 7 p.m. at Karras Park at Ronken Field, followed by fireworks. Part of Viking Days 2013.

Oct. 14: Lecture, Hot Topics in Medicine’ Series featuring Dr. Eugene Hoyme ’72 on “New Topics in Research Ethics,” 5 p.m., GSC 100.

Oct. 16: Worship, Laurie Jungling and the Flute Choir, 10 a.m., Chapel.

Oct. 16: Biology seminar featuring Dr. Seasson Vitiello on “A model of the pediatric disease cystinosis: monitoring differential gene expression in a cystine transport deficient yeast,” 3 p.m., GSC 101.

Oct. 16: Academy for Seniors, featuring Dr. Tom Loveland, senior scientist at the USGS-EROS Center on “Land Change Science,” beginning at 10:40 a.m., 3-in-1 room.

Oct. 16: Poet Lee Herrick, 7 p.m. Humanities Center room 123.

Oct. 17: “Explore Augustana” visit day.

Oct. 17: International Theme Year Discussion featuring Imam Hamzah Abdul-Malik of the Muslims Community Center of South Dakota, 7 p.m., Humanities room 301.

Oct. 18: Career Symposium, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Madsen Center and other locations.

Oct. 18: Worship, Pastor Paul, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Oct. 18: Alumni to be Honored, beginning at 6 p.m., Holiday Inn City Centre, part of Part of Viking Days 2013.

Oct. 19: Saturdays at CWS featuring Liz Thrond ’06 presenting a tutorial on the Augustana Album, 9 a.m., Center for Western Studies.

Oct. 18: Reception for “Wrapped Up: Paintings and Drawings by Audrey Stommes ‘10” beginning at 7 p.m. in the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

Oct. 19: Homecoming Celebrations including the Langskip 5K, PVA Pancake feed, parade, football vs. Upper Iowa, All-Class Reunion, 60th anniversary celebration of Viking Varieties, the Afterglow and more. Part of Viking Days 2013.

Oct. 20: Viking Days Worship, Rev. Jeff Barrow ’73, bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod, 10:30 a.m. Elmen Center.

Oct. 20: Viking Days Brunch (including lefse!), following Worship, Morrison Commons.

Oct. 21: Froemke Chemistry Lecture Series featuring Dr. James Sands ’93, 4 p.m., GSC 241

Oct. 23: An Evening With Maya Angelou, presented by the Union Board of Governors’ Culture & Fine Arts Committee. 7 p.m. in the Elmen Center. Reserve tickets.

Oct. 24: International Theme Year Discussion featuring Stephen Cusulos on "The 'Mohammedans' of Sioux Falls: 1900-1920 from Peddlers to Grocers — along with a few Pool Hall Men," 7 p.m., GSC 100.

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Lecture Opportunities
Reserve your seat at these exciting upcoming lectures

Internationally known thought leaders, artists, and accomplished Augustana alumni will be speaking at College events over the next month. Make plans to reserve your seat at these exciting discussions:
  • Oct. 14: ‘Hot Topics in Medicine’ Series featuring Dr. Eugene Hoyme ’72 discussing “New Topics in Research Ethics,” 5 p.m., GSC 100. Free and open to the public. Learn more about upcoming speakers in this series.
     
  • Oct. 16: Biology seminar featuring Dr. Seasson Vitiello on “A model of the pediatric disease cystinosis: monitoring differential gene expression in a cystine transport deficient yeast,” 3 p.m., GSC 101. Learn more about upcoming speakers in this series.
     
  • Oct. 16: Poetry With Lee Herrick, 7 p.m., Humanities Center room 123. Free and open to the public. Learn more.
     
  • Oct. 17: International Theme Year Discussion featuring Imam Hamzah Abdul-Malik of the Muslims Community Center of South Dakota, 7 p.m., Humanities room 301.
     
  • Oct. 18: Reception for “Wrapped Up: Paintings and Drawings by Audrey Stommes ‘10” beginning at 7 p.m. in the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. Learn more.
     
  • Oct. 19: Saturdays at CWS featuring Liz Thrond ’06 presenting a tutorial on the Augustana Album, 9 a.m., Center for Western Studies.
     
  • Oct. 21: Froemke Chemistry Lecture Series featuring Dr. James Sands ’93, 4 p.m., GSC 241.
     
  • Oct. 23: An Evening With Maya Angelou, presented by the Union Board of Governors’ Culture & Fine Arts Committee. 7 p.m. in the Elmen Center. Reserve tickets.
     
  • Oct. 24: International Theme Year Discussion featuring Stephen Cusulos on "The 'Mohammedans' of Sioux Falls: 1900-1920 from Peddlers to Grocers — along with a few Pool Hall Men," 7 p.m., GSC 100.
     
  • Nov. 4: The Boe Forum on Public Affairs, featuring Gov. Jon Huntsman discussing the “Geopolitics of China and the U.S.” 7 p.m. in the Elmen Center. Free, but tickets are required. Reserve tickets.
     
  • Nov. 8: Thought Leader Forum Featuring Filmmaker Andrew Kightlinger ’08 on "The Perils of Creative Genesis and Revelation (Firmly in Cheek)," 11:30 a.m. at CJ Callaways. Reserve tickets.

 
  CAMPUS NEWS
 

Viking Days 2013 Kicks Off Oct. 14 With Ole Stock, Coronation

Start your Viking Days out with a BANG! Meet the 2013 Homecoming Court, find out who's been named Viking Days King and Queen, and enjoy the fireworks display! Picnic and Ole Stock begins at 5 p.m. in the Elmen Center; Coronation begins at 7 p.m. in the baseball grand stand, followed by fireworks. View the full schedule of Viking Days events. Tickets are available through today, Wednesday, Oct. 9.
 
 

Augustana Ranked High for Academic and Athletic Success

Augustana ranks high in both academics and athletics in the 11th annual NCSA Athletic Recruiting Collegiate Power Rankings. The College is ranked eighth among NCAA Division II schools, No. 85 amongst 1,066 active NCAA member schools and is the only school listed in the overall top 100 from South Dakota.
 
 

Hicks's Novel Published

“The Commandant of Lubizec,”a novel by Augustana Writer-in-Residents and Chair of the English and Journalism department Dr. Patrick Hicks, will be published by Steerforth/Random House on March 25, 2014.
 
 

Senior's Research on Health Care Coverage for Farmers Published

“Betting the Farm: Health Coverage, Behaviors and Concerns Among South Dakota Farmers,” a research article by Augustana senior Michael Dulitz (Webster, S.D.), will be featured in the October 2013 issue of South Dakota Medicine, the journal for the South Dakota State Medical Association.
 
 

Students Register to Vote

Thirty students registered to vote in September at the voter registration drive organized by students from Dr. Emily Wanless' "American Presidency" class, along with student representatives from COUPS (Committee of Undergraduate Political Scientists), the Augustana College Republicans and the Augustana Democrats.
 
 

Thank You for Supporting Augustana

Thank you to everyone who has participated in giving to the College. The payroll deduction form is found by going to augie.edu/giving, then on the left-side "Ways to Give" and, finally, the center link for "Augustana Employee Payroll Deduction" takes you to text containing the form link. Every gift, no matter the size, is valued and important.
 
 

Kudos

  • Dr. Lindsay Twa (Art) was elected to the Washington Pavilion Visual Art Center’s Advisory Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Twa published "Why are We? Carl Grupp: A Retrospective Exhibition of a Life Half Finished," a 120-page exhibition catalogue, published with the Center for Western Studies. She was assisted by John Peters, Gallery coordinator and art instructor, who produced all of the art photography for the catalogue. Dr. Twa was also an invited speaker at the South Dakota Library Association's Tri-Conference, and presented: "An Art Historian, Copyright, Haiti and Tracking Permissions: Stories that Librarians & Other Sleuths Can Appreciate."
     
  • Lisa Brunick (Mikkelsen Library) was one of 45 librarians selected to attend the inaugural “Teaching with Technology Immersion Program” sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The five-week program focused on theoretical and practical applications of instructional design in an online or tech-supported environment as it relates to learning theories, utilizing technology to assist with work flow and instruction, and pedagogy.
     
  • The 2012-13 Student Member American Chemical Society (SMACS) Club, under the guidance of Dr. Jared Mays (Chemistry), has received a Commendable Chapter Award and has been recognized as a Green Chemistry Student Chapter. The award-winning chapters will be recognized in the November/December issue of inChemistry magazine and at the ACS Student Chapter Award Ceremony in Dallas, Texas.
     
  • Dr. Sherry Feinstein (Education) has been awarded a federal grant from CEEDAR (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center) in the amount of $350,000. This grant, in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Education, USD and SDSU, will support special education through higher education. Dr. Feinstein and Becky Fiala (Education) have also been awarded a $50,000 Plus Grant from AmeriCorps that will support service learning for student teachers in high need high schools. In addition, Dr. Feinstein served as editor and co-author of the book entitled “From The Brain to the Classroom” which has been accepted for publication by ABC-CLIO (formerly Praeger and Greenwood) in December of 2013. Also contributing to the book were Dr. Tony Durr, Dr. Lindsay Laurich and Cecelia Dodge.
     
  • Drs. Gary Earl, Duane Weisshaar, Barry Eichler, Jetty Duffy-Matzner, Jared Mays and Bijoy Dey (Chemistry) completed an invited chapter in the upcoming American Chemical Society (ACS) book "Developing and Maintaining a Successful Undergraduate Research Program.” It is titled “Developing and Sustaining a Research Program at a Traditionally Undergraduate Liberal Arts College: Research, it’s our thing! Experiences in establishing a research culture at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD.”
     
  • Dr. Paul Egland (Biology) had a chapter entitled “Oral Microbial Physiology” published in the dental school microbiology textbook “Oral Microbiology and Immunology, 2nded.” by ASM Press.
     
  • Dr. Darcie Rives-East (English) had an article, “Watching the Detective: Sherlock, Surveillance, and British Fears Post-7/7,” accepted for publication by The Journal of Popular Culture.
     
  • Dr. Bijoy Dey (Chemistry) and three Augustana students (Taylor Kapsch, Nathan Truex and Robert Fick) co-authored a paper that was published in the Journal of Molecular Physics, an international peer-reviewed journal at the interface between chemistry and physics, titled “Computing reaction paths of a bifurcation reaction: An action wave-front-based perspective.”
     
  • Dr. Sherry Barkley (HPER) had articles accepted for publication: “Evaluation of Strength and Conditioning,” and “Changes During a Division II Collegiate Softball Season” in Journal of Fitness Research; and “Evaluation of an intervention to increase self-efficacy for independent exercise in cardiac rehabilitation” in Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Barkley also presented a poster at the American College of Sports Medicine national meeting in Indianapolis in May.
     
  • Drs. Gary Earl and Duane Weisshaar (Chemistry) had two papers published in the Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research. "Solvent Effects on Methylation of Primary Amines with Dimethyl Carbonate" included two student authors, Bethany Kaemink '10 and Connor Lamberson '11; and "Synthesis of N,N-butyl-d9-methylpyrrolidinium Bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide" included five student and alumni authors: Nicole Altena ’14, Rachel Anderson ’14, Riley McManus ’15, Austin Letcher '12 and Mat Amundson '12.
     
  • Dr. Olivia Lima (Psychology) had an article entitled “Hearing Children's Voices: True empathy in child psychology” in Reclaiming Children and Youth. Dr. Lima also presented a workshop “Toward a Better World for Children: Helping Students Practice Real World Applications of Developmental Science” at the April 2013 biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development Teaching Institute, Seattle, Wash.
     
  • An article by Dr. Harry Thompson (CWS),"This Is Not a Plough: Magritte, Foucault, and Resisting Authenticity in Cather's "My Ántonia" appeared in the fall 2013 issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, a journal of the Pennsylvania State University Press.
     
  • Jaciel Keltgen (Business Administration) presented a paper at the Great Plains Political Science Association Annual Meeting in September entitled “Community Hospitals Face Off Against Self-Referring Physicians in Fight Over Conflict of Interest.”
     
  • Dr. Jenny Gubbels (Biology) presented a poster featuring Augustana student research at the first meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference on Ovarian Cancer in Miami, Fla., entitled: "Expression of Sushi Domain Containing 2 (SUSD2) in High-Grade Ovarian Serous Carcinoma Correlated with Increased Longevity of Patients." Other authors include: Elizabeth M. Hultgren, Jessica Johnson, Emily Johnson, Jeffrey Sachs, Michelle S. Hirsch, Joyce Liu, Ronny Drapkin and Kristi A. Egland.
     
  • Dr. Elizabeth Babcock (Psychology) presented a poster at the Association for Psychological Science convention in Washington, D.C. in May.
     
  • The American Chemical Society (ACS) Sioux Valley Local section undergraduate research symposium and poster competition was swept (again) by Augustana students. Winners receive funding to go to Regional and National ACS Meetings. Winners are: First: Shelby Duffield (Mentor: Dr. Eichler), $800; second: Sarah Fisher (Mentor: Dr. Mays), $600; third: Eric Habbe and Garret Heiberger (Mentor: Dr. Eichler), $500.
     
  • Dr. Patrick Hicks (English/Journalism) was recently invited to read and discuss his fiction at "Luther College's Writing Festival" in Decorah, Iowa. Dr. Hicks was also commissioned to write a poem entitled "The Words" for a new radio documentary on SDPB called, "The Art of Healing," which aired September 27, 2013.
     
  • Dr. Christopher Stanichar (Music) served as the guest conductor for the High School Orchestras at the International Music Camp at the International Peace Gardens (on the border of North Dakota and Canada) from July 21 to 27. He worked with more than 150 high school students from all over the world who auditioned to be in the orchestras. The concert featured music by Handel, Beethoven, Borodin, and Schubert. The string orchestra also performed the international performance of his original work, “Variations on a Theme by Handel.”
     
  • Dr. Craig Spencer (Biology) presented a talk entitled “Water Quality Issues in the Big Sioux River” at the Mayor's Summit on the Big Sioux River, in Sioux Falls last month.
     
  • Dr. Karla Abbott (Nursing) was awarded the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), from Augsburg College in June.
     
  • Dr. Janet Philipp (Nursing) was elected to a two-year term as president of the South Dakota Nursing Education Deans and Directors, an organization comprised of the 14 nursing programs in South Dakota.
     
  • Joni Krueger (Registrar) is president-elect of the Upper Midwest Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (UMACRAO). This is a professional association focusing on issues of admissions, enrollment management, registration and other related issues in higher education. She will serve a term of one year.
     
  • Brenda Murtha (Financial Aid) has earned professional credentials in “Application Process,” “Cost of Attendance,” and “Federal Methodology” from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
     
  • Brad Heegel ’76 (Performing & Visual Arts) was inducted into the Lincoln High School Hall of Fame.
     
  • Dr. Ann Pederson (Religion, Philosophy and Classics) authored a book, “The Geography of God’s Incarnation, Landscapes and Narratives of Faith,” published in July by Wipf and Stock Publishers.
     
  • Dr. Carrie Hall and Dr. Dan Howard (Biology) have had the following co-authored article accepted for publication in The Annual of the American Entomological Society, “Description of acoustic characters and stridulatory pars stridens of Nicrophorus (Coleoptera: Silphidae): A comparison of eight North American species.”
     
  • Dr. Steven Matzner (Biology) co-authored the article “Drought-induced trans-generational tradeoff between stress tolerance and defense: consequences for range limits?” in AoB Plants 2013.Dr. Matzner and Dr. Howard were co-authors on a poster presentation with Augustana student Cathryn Carney at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting entitled “Fatal Attraction: The influence of prey sensory modality on capture rates in insectivorous plants.”
     
  • Dr. Pamela A Schroeder, Jean Herrmann and Mary Nelson (Nursing) along with alumna Dr. Deborah Letcher ‘82, presented a poster at the annual South Dakota Nursing Education Deans and Directors Conference titled “Culture of Caring: Cultivating a Transformative Education-Practice Partnership.”
     
  • The first scientific result from the DARKSIDE collaboration, which includes Augustana College via Dr. Drew Alton (Physics), has been published in Astroparticle Physics. This paper, titled “Light Yield in DarkSide-10: a Prototype Two-phase Argon TPC for Dark Matter Searches,” discusses the performance of their prototype detector. Augustana alumnus Tom Alexander ’11 is the lead author.
     
  • The atomic, molecular, and optical physics group at Augustana College presented at several conferences this summer:
    • E. Wells, D. Schmitz, A. Voznyuk, B. Jochim, T. Burwitz, M. Zohrabi, K.J. Betsch, R. Siemering, N. Kling, U. Ablikim, K.D. Carnes, M.F. Kling, R. de Vivie-Riedle, and I. Ben-Itzhak, “Image-based strong-field adaptive control of molecular dynamics,” Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Control of Light and Matter, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
    • Voznyuk, T. Burwitz, D. Schmitz, E. Wells, B. Jochim, M. Zohrabi, K. Betsch, U. Ablikim, M.F. Kling, K.D. Carnes, I. Ben-Itzhak, R. Siemering, and R. de Vivie-Riedle, “Image-based adaptive femtosecond control of molecules,” DAMOP 2013, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
    • Bethany Jochim, M. Zohrabi, U. Ablikim, B. Gaire, F. Anis, K.D. Carnes, B.D. Esry, I. Ben-Itzhak, E. Wells, and T. Uhlíková, “Strong-Field Dissociation Dynamics of NO2+:  A multiphoton electronic or vibrational excitation?,” DAMOP 2013, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
 
 

Marketplace

WANTED: Wanting to buy a 2003 or newer Honda Accord. Automatic, 4 cylinder, 4-door. If you have one or know of someone that does, please call Corey at 605.366.7017.

FOR SALE: Two tickets to the Augustana vs. USF game on Saturday, Oct. 26, section N, Row 3, seats 5 and 6. Contact Sandi at 605.274.4127.

FOR SALE: 2003 Ford Taurus SES, 90,000 miles, good condition. $2,800 or best offer. Contact Karie at 605.553.6252.

FOR SALE: Three bedroom, two bath home with double garage. $159,900. Learn more and see photos.

FOR SALE: 54-inch round oak pedestal table with three leaves and four oak chairs. $200; 30-inch Whirlpool smooth top electric stove, eggshell color. $200 Contact Janet.

OUTDOOR STORAGE: Store your motor home, boat or other vehicle on our acreage. $1 per foot per month; $20 monthly minimum. Contact Sandy.
 
 

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